Happy Friday! I am so ready for the weekend – I’ve stayed up late sewing too many nights this week, and up early to get my kids to school. Just having a week off for Spring Break, it more messed with my schedule than helped! With just four weeks until the next installment of Blogger’s Quilt Festival, I hope that you are finished or wrapping up the quilt(s) you plan to share!
Today’s featured quilter is Rachaeldaisy. Rachaeldaisy blogs at Blue Mountain Daisy, and I always love her colorful, and thoughtful quilts. I hope you enjoy getting to know Rachaeldaisy better —
1. When did you begin quilting?
I started quilting in 2008. I began to notice the amazing quilting fabrics on offer and decided to make a simple quilt of squares. I did everything wrong with that quilt but I love it and it’s one of my favourite quilts. More importantly I loved the process and haven’t looked back since. It’s been nearly 6 years and I feel as though I’ve only just begun to explore the possibilities.
2. Why do you quilt?
I love working with colour and fabric is such a wonderful medium to play with! It’s soft and pretty, and comes in such a wonderful variety of colours and beautiful patterns. It could never be boring. Patchwork and quilting have so many different styles and techniques to try, endless colour combinations to play with, not to mention the new enticing ranges coming out all the time. and there are inspiring quilts everywhere, both antique and modern. I love the crafting community too. I have met so many wonderful and inspiring people through quilting and my blog.
3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
If you see a quilt you think looks difficult just remember patchwork is all about doing one step at a time.
4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?
Neon Bounce (photo above) – I was so happy I could relive my 80’s fluro obsession when I saw neon fabrics were available. I started sewing the big neon graphic bubbles and then realised they’d be perfect for a quilt at the end of my hallway. Neon Bounce does great job of catching your eye when you walk into my house.
Scappyluscious Stars (photo below) was a fun way to use my favourite Sis Boom fabric scraps. Chris Jurd’s wonderful pattern really helps the mix of fabrics sparkle.
5. Do you sew other things?
I would If only I had the time… I have a full shelf of fabrics that I’ve bought to make skirts and I’d really like to make some bags but my never-ending list of Quilts I Just Have To Make keeps me busy.
6. What is a new technique you are hoping to learn this year?
I’ve been really enjoying sewing with denim. I’ve made a few different quilts using denim now and am really enjoying sewing with the heavier weight fabric and am inspired by the neutral blues shades. I feel good about the recycling aspect of using old denim jeans and skirts too. I have lots of denim ideas in my sketch book so I’d say I’ll be showing a few denim quilts in future Bloggers Quilt Festivals.
Thanks for sharing Rachaeldaisy! I love your tip, everything in quilting really is broken down into little steps, and managed easily!
Have a great weekend everyone!